Did you know that it was a battle of the front pieces in Round 10?
posted: Sep 6th, 2013 It's all over in Germany, and there was no jump-off. Paratec-Saar, the reigning champion and Germany's national team, took the lead for the first time in Round 8 and defended it successfully for two more rounds.
Solly Williams provided once again the story line for Friday when the teams completed the remaining three rounds. He had mentioned during yesterday's update that he remembered the first time the two teams competed for the German national 4way title in 2005.
EADS was the reigning champion by then, and Paratec-Saar, competing under FSC Remscheid by then, was the new and young challenger.... (more)
Did you know that Solly Williams reports the drama from Germany?
posted: Sep 5th, 2013 It could not be any more exciting in the AAA Class competition of the German Nationals 2013. The battle between Paratec-Saar and EADS continues and gets even more exciting round by round.
Each team has won three rounds, and they tied their scores in Round 3. Neither teams has been able to win a round by more than one point. There are three more rounds to go, and chances are little that any of the two teams is going to melt down. The whole German 4way experience and talent combines in those two lineups, who are once... (more)
Did you know that a dream came true for Rookie Class team Fly Wild?
posted: Sep 5th, 2013 The Sun Path Products NSL News introduced UK's first 4way gold medalist from Northern Ireland on 6 August 2013. Fly Wild had won the Rookie Class competition at the Hibaldstow Cup 2013 with a 12.0 average.
The story mentioned that Fly Wild would come back to Hibaldstow three weeks later to compete at the UK Nationals 2013. The second trip to the same location turned out to be just as... (more)
Did you know that the USPA Nationals 2013 will feature several medal and internal battles?
posted: Sep 4th, 2013 The USPA Nationals 2013 are just around the corner, and it is time for the first preview.
It's not only Arizona Airspeed having to defend the national 4way title, which has been in Eloy consecutively since 2007. The US teams are also trying to fend off the challenging UK teams who try to win the bragging rights for the biggest 4way outdoor competition in the world. It will probably be easier for Airspeed to win the next set of 4way gold medals than for the US teams to beat this year's UK number of 75 teams at the national... (more)
Did you know that the battle in Germany may include a challenging jump-off round?
posted: Sep 3rd, 2013 The first four rounds of the German Nationals 2013 have been completed, and Solly Williams kindly provided the competition draw for the AAA Class competition.
The horse race between Paratec-Saar and EADS is as close as it was expected. The EADS challenger had the better start, but the defending champion has recovered and won back the first point in the slow Round 4 sequence.
It is an interesting competition draw and much different compared to the one at the World... (more)
Did you know that a very strong UK delegation travels to the ESL Championship this week?
posted: Sep 2nd, 2013 The upcoming ESL Championship 2013 will probably be just as exciting as the German Nationals. The event format is very different and engages significantly more teams in the battle for the ESL Spirit.
The delegations from Belgium (3), Netherlands (5) and United Kingdom (1) have been taking turns winning the event between 2004 and 2012. Belgium is the defending champion and still owns the ESL trophy, the Spirit, until Saturday. Then it may change ownership, and the UK teams seem to have a good plan how to win the sword... (more)